We’ve been busy recently with lots of calls regarding stain removal from carpets, especially after the Euro’s and watching England in the tense penalty shoot-out in the European Cup Final. We were inundated with reports of red wine and beer spillages and pleas for help on how to remove stains from carpets and soft furnishings. If we’re unable to attend immediately we can give advice over the phone or direct customers to download our First Aid to Stains Guide. You can also visit our Video Cleaning Tips page where I show you how to remove some different types of stains.
One such customer contacted us over the weekend when his son spilt a large glass of blackcurrant onto a new cream wool carpet, we gave initial advice by phone and attended first thing Monday morning. Due to the nature and size of spillage it had penetrated the underlay, therefore we needed to extract the stain using the Waterclaw which gives deep down penetration and extraction. This was an ideal opportunity to do some training for the younger members of the team.
How To Remove Red Wine Stains
Red wine if left for too long can start to die the fibres of the carpet, therefore it’s important to deal with it at the earliest opportunity. Blot the spillage with kitchen towel lifting up as much of the stain as possible, never rub or scrub a stain as you may damage the fibres of the carpet. Work from the outside of the stain and work inwards blotting as you go, dampen with water and repeat the process. You can then cover any remaining stain with dry kitchen towel then beat with a brush or leave a heavy weight on it which will help draw up the the stain. If the stain is stubborn call us to visit and extract the stain or you can purchase a bottle of our “Special Spotter” from our online Shop.
To see more on how we remove stains from carpets you can visit our YouTube Channel where we show you how to tackle a variety of stains.